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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:04 pm

I'm new on here, have finally decided to actually formulate a weight loss goal other than "I want to lose weight". I've decided that I need to lose 35kg and so I will.

I figure the more people I tell, the less likely I am to make excuses.

My main problems are:

1) snacking. I get this idea that "ohh, such and such would be really nice" and can't get rid of the idea until I have it.

2) not liking excercise and therefore not doing enough of it.

Now, you guys have the job of staying on my back. Since I had my wisdom teeth out on Thursday I'm not allowed to excercise until they're healed, so I'm working on the no-snacks-if-I'm-not-hungry thing.

Cheers!
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:04 pm

Hi Dawn, Welcome to the forum!
Ouch! you had your wisdom teeth out :shock:

The first thing you can do is get a plastic bag and go around the house filling the bag with all the evil :twisted: foods that are bound to tempt you during a weak moment.
Give this bag to someone and tell them to keep it out of your site.

Then I recommend going to the kitchen and filling a bowl with things that you can grab and snack on during those moments of irrational hunger, ie chopped capsicum, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, carrots. mountain bread wraps that have been oil sprayed and seasoned then placed in the oven until they simulate crispy potato chips (Fays invention)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:15 pm

he he, unfortunately for me ANY food is susceptible. I don't keep chocolate in the house as it's the one thing I KNOW I can't resist. But my cravings can be anything from a bowl of salad, yoghurt, bread and honey, chips, biscuits, carrot sticks and hommous - anything at all in the house.

My mind seems to go "hmmm, what do we have in the kitchen?" and then creates something for me to crave! Mostly because I'm bored and it gives me something to do.

But having the teeth out has really let me know how much I HAVE been eating. The day of surgery I couldn't have anything after 8am and let me tell you I had to catch myself more than once reaching for food. After surgery i have to rinse my mouth after EVERYTHING I eat, which makes snacking very inconvenient, so I havent been doing it unless I'm actually hungry. :D
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby Dolly » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:33 pm

You could try finding some fat photo's of yourself then place them all around the kitchen, I have one in my fridge. It might help slow you down a little.

Seems you have to still work on your mind to convince yourself to eat to live not live to eat.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all hire a live in nutritionist, to prepare our food and stop us indulging in stuff we shouldn't.
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Postby Tas » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:38 pm

Hi Dawn and welcome!

OUCH!! About the wisdom tooth! Hope you are feeling ok now?

MMM snacking is a bit of a bu$#er - I just put all the things that I would normally reach for in another part of the cudboard and that way I don't have to see it LOL

I prefer to call my weightloss journey a change in my lifestyle - I do dislike the word diet LOL that has to be the worse put-off-word there is. As soon as it is mentioned you automatically think of something you shouldn't eat :lol:

Look forward to participating in your *lifestyle* change :D

Cheers
Maria - also from Tas (south Tas)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:46 pm

Hi Tas, thanks. I hate the D word too. My mum works in a wholefood shop up north and is always coming up with new 'diets' for me to go on and telling me the latest food I shouldn't eat that she heard about from customer X.

I figure all things in balance. I'm just yet to practice what I preach :oops:
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby hushpuppy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:08 pm

Hi Dawn and welcome to the gang .Hope to see you around the boards
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Postby jodestar » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:03 pm

Hi Dawn

Welcome:) I hope your feeling better.
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Postby Fairie » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:46 pm

Hi Dawn,

Welcome and good luck with your weightloss journey (not diet)

Snacking was a major problem for me too. :D
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Postby Maraver » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:15 am

Hi Dawn and welcome sorry I am late in welcoming you, I am sure you will win this challenge of yours, its getting over those first two weeks I believe that is the hardest
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